Posted: Mar 3, 2013 3:37 PM
HOUSTON - Two Texas A&M Corps of Cadet freshmen and another woman were killed early Sunday in a wrong-way crash outside of Houston that police say may have been alcohol-related.
The crash happened at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday when the driver of a Ford Mustang drove south in a northbound lane, hitting head-on a Ford Explorer carrying three Texas A&M Corps of Cadet freshmen, KTRK-TV reported (http://bit.ly/13xXBjs ).
The driver of the Ford Mustang died at the scene, investigators said. The driver's identity has not been released.
The driver of the Explorer and a backseat passenger were also killed. They have been identified as 18-year-old Amy Paecheo and 18-year-old Miguel Hernandez. The front seat passenger is in stable condition at Memorial Hermann Hospital.
"The people in the Explorer, all three were freshmen at Texas A&M in the Corps of Cadets," Harris County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Susan Cotter told the television station. "They were on their way back to College Station for a function that they were supposed to be at this morning."
Police are investigating whether alcohol played a role in the crash.
The northbound lanes of Highway 290, where the crash occurred, reopened shortly after 9 a.m. Sunday.
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